Plan Your Adventure Holiday in France – What to Pack and Travel Tips
At long last you are going on your much-awaited adventure holiday to France. Do remember that France (especially Paris), has lots of stairs, elevators, and serious walking. Take a look at what to pack and a few travel tips:
Stylish and Comfy Footwear
For all that walking you will be doing in France; another pack and travel tip is – comfy shoes are an absolute must! Do be aware that comfortable shoes do not mean you cannot be walking about in style. Pick a smart, good-looking pair that wouldn’t cause any problems for your feet. Good quality brogues and fashionable boots are good for all seasons and for the ladies in summer, comfy wedge sandals! A handy tip – before packing your footwear – do really test out those shoes first to ensure they ‘are’ very comfortable!
Correct travel bags are essential when planning your adventure holiday in France – so some good packing and travel tips are a must! Obviously this will depend on your personal preference – you can bring either a backpack or a suitcase on wheels. A backpack is easier for going up flights of stairs compared to a case on wheels. However, with a backpack, your clothes will crease so you would have to pack wrinkle-free clothing.
For general walking around town, a shoulder bag is probably the best for day and night. This works well for both men and women. Also, a smallish backpack would be okay, but it could make it easy for preying pickpockets. For women, a tote bag or satchel is really good for carrying the main essentials.
Clothing for Parisian Dining
Whatever your adventure holiday includes – a good packing and travel tip to remember is that dining in France, has always been considered quite formal. Some up-market restaurants even implement dress codes. Therefore, do add a couple of dressier outfits – maybe a black dress for women and a smart shirt and slacks for men.
Do ensure that at least some of your money is already in Euros. Upon arriving in France, you may need Euros to pay for taxis or trains. The exchange shops in the airport do not always give the best rates.
Apart from your mobile phone, music player and tablet, do not forget to bring a good digital camera with enough memory cards. However, most importantly, remember to bring a voltage adaptor and converter.
Finally, for your adventure holiday in France, here are extra packing and travel tips:
Make sure you bring extra copies of any important documents such as your passport, airline tickets, hotel reservations, email confirmations and any other important documents. A City map book or phrase book is also a good idea, along with your personal items. Do not forget any medications and perhaps pack some Tums or Anadin Extras for any over-indulgence!